Lilac lace for work and weekends

loft lace tee1 work outfit
LOFT lace tee (in lilac shaddow, xxsp) & camisole (in xs), H&M blazer
Pants (old, similar at Express in 00s + ; reviews say run small), Kate Spade pumps (similar)

I posted about this scalloped-hem lace tee a while back and absolutely love it! It pairs easily with slacks as shown above or slim ankle pants for work, and also can be dressed down with distressed denim as shown below. I've been finding endless ways to remix it with old pieces in my closet. In the look above, I wanted to visually continue the wider hem with flowy trousers - the floor-grazing length as well as a shrunken-fit blazer helps keep this look lengthening versus frumpy for petite ladies.
loft lace tee denim shorts
Express shorts (sold out), Baublebar knot cuffYSL clutch




loft lace tee
Baublebar necklaces c/o (wearing my favorites the "slim bar" & "pyramid spike")

I'm wearing size xxs petite in this lace tee and it's a "swing" style fit. I'm glad I tried this top on in-person because I wrongly assumed it'd be lined. You can wear any neutral camisole underneath as an easy fix, but I saw a mannequin wearing one in the same exact lilac color and fell in love with the look. I always have uses for under-tanks so picked up their Clean Cami (available in 24 colors!) which is a comfortable blend of 93% cotton/ 7% spandex. It's only available in regular sizing, which I thought fit well given the adjustable shoulder straps (I'm wearing XS and it starts in XXS). Just checked the reviews online, and you can't go wrong with nearly 1,300 5-star reviews from customers!
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52 comments:

  1. That color looks great on you! Just got some dress pants at the BR Outlet that were similar to these and this post gave me some inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Susan | www.thepetitepepper.com

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  2. You look great! I love lace.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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  3. Thank you for the post! Can you clarify what color your H&M Blazer is. I think the color is sold-out via the link.

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    1. Hi there - it's a lilac color from a few years ago. They still make the same style blazer but the color unfortunately is old

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  4. Gorgeous outfit, and perfect for the transition weather coming up!

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  5. Really love how you showed the versatility of this top between the more polished vs laid back outfits. The scalloped details of the lace at the bottom are beautiful! Super surprised that the top is being sold unlined, especially since most sheer lace tops are lined these days. Is there any stretch in the top?

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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    1. There is very little stretch to it, but it's a looser fit : )

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  6. Hi Jean,

    What's your recommended heel height to wear at weddings? Thanks in advance!

    Kat

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    1. Hi Kat! For me, it totally depends on the type of wedding, schedule, and venue. ie. for grassy settings I wear wedges, for indoor weddings I go a little higher. If I expect to be dancing all night long I'll either go with a mid heel or bring flats in my bag, and if I'm wearing something that I want to look leggy with I'll bite the bullet and wear my 4" heels.

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  7. Camis - I just bought a couple shelf bra camis at Target because they were 2/$18. I grabbed XS because that's what I usually wear there, but these are pretty snug. I'm a 32B in the chest.

    So, any of you extra petite ladies looking for a deal, Target has the Mossimo camis in several colors. There's the basic shelf-bra style and a non-bralette style with lace edges that's more of a tank top.

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  8. Love the two different outfits and light lilac looks nice on you. Chic!

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  9. Jean, I love these looks on you and can't wait to try it out on myself.

    Can I ask: how do you decide whether a top like this should be worn tucked into pants/skirt?

    I see you wore it untucked with both outfits (and see the purpose was to maintain silhouettes for the pairing with slacks). But what about if you wear it with a pencil skirt? Or BR ankle pants?

    Thanks in advance! Always appreciate your advice.

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    1. Hi Katie! I don't have any set guidelines per se, but since this top is a flared shape and is wider at the bottom, I'm not sure if it'd look right tucked in because it may poof out too much. With BR ankle pants I would still wear it untucked. Also if a piece has a pretty hemline like these scallops, I tend to wear it untucked to show that off.

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  10. Seriously loved how you styled the lace top!! So effortless, the weekend looks really have great pop of colour too it!! Love your style!! <3

    Louise | http://www.thestylewalk.com/

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  11. Cute top! Too bad for us who are not in the States as it is exclusive in store.

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  12. Hi Jean - Did you alter the blazer?

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    1. Hi there - unfortunately this is several years old so I don't remember exactly, and surprisingly can't tell by inspecting it, but I usually shorten the sleeves of my H&M blazers so am guessing I did that for this one too!

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  13. I am trying so hard not to shop anymore this month, this top is so pretty and these sales are not making it easy.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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  14. This look is too cute! I love the pastel pinks and the lace <3

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

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  15. Beautiful outfit!! This color looks perfect on you!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  16. lilac is such a pretty color and it looks perfect on lace fabric!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  17. Hi Jean- I 'm a huge fan and often look to you for fashion advice! Sorry to take you off topic...but I have to go to a Wizard of Oz themed outdoor fundraiser (on grass, under tents) where the dress code is "rustic elegant"...bizarre, I know. I'm not concerned about the theme- more just about looking appropriate. Please help with outfit suggestions!

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    1. Hello! I'm at a bit of a loss given that description, but it sure sounds fun! I'd wear a fit & flare knee length dress with wedges to not sink into the grass.

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  18. that top is really cute, both for work or with shorts ❤️

    THE CIHC

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  19. What a great top! I guess I know where I'll be doing some fall shopping this weekend!

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  20. Love both ways that you styled it, so gorgeous! I was just admiring Loft's new prints this morning too. :)

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  21. Did you know that your pics are in this site:

    http://www.shein.com/Black-Long-Sleeve-Floral-Dress-p-229159-cat-1732.html

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    1. Eek! Thank you for letting me know...hopefully they'll take it down when I ask.

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  22. I love this whole outfit! The blazer seems to be sold out in pink. Can you verify the color of the blazer? Thanks.

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    1. Hi MJ, unfortunately my blazer is in a lilac color from a few years ago. They still make the same style blazer but I don't see that color.

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  23. Another great lace top would be the Talbots Amherst lace top in petite. It's lined in the trunk, has scalloped sleeves and hem, and is true to size.

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    1. Oo yes, saw that in their catalogue. Very pretty. I wish they'd make more extended petite sizing!

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  24. I love this top! I love how you paired it with the denim shorts!

    Phyllis | www.prettypleese.com

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  25. I LOVE that top and blazer together. And on you with your makeup, hair and skintone it just looks amazing. I visit your blog at least twice each week since about four years now, but this time felt compelled to post because I just love this look so much. A longtime fan, keep it up!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! It definitely brightened my day : )

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  26. I love how you can pull of the lace top in both a casual and a business wear!

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  27. That lace top is so dreamy & pretty! Love it!

    Dolce Petite

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  28. Hi Jean! Long time fan. Just a comment on your site, it is pretty, but hard to read on my phone. I really prefer a mobile web layout for blogs.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback! I had turned off that option because I don't love Blogger.com's mobile layout...hopefully I can migrate my site off soon and provide a better mobile reading experience!

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  29. Great outfit and so sweet!
    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

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  30. I looked for the lace top (from Loft) in Petite. They don't carry it. Are you certain you ordered the LOFT lace tee (in xxsp)? I even called them and they don't have it. I'm reluctant to order the Regular size, being that I'm only 5'0".

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    1. Hi Varleri! I mentioned above in my post that this top is a bit of an anomaly...they only sold petites in-store and not online! Why, I really don't know and hope they don't do that too often in the future. If you're 5 feet I'd recommend the petite size for sure. You can call a store and get a style #, and they can search in the system for your size and mail it to you for a shipping fee.

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  31. What a beautiful top! It looks so delicate!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

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  32. Such a classy girly top!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  33. I LOVE this outfit. I just want online to check if Loft had updated its website to sell the petite size online and it has! Petite sizes are still in stock!

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! Finally!

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  34. Hi Jean,
    it just looks amazing on you.
    I'm 5.5", do you think I need to go with petit or regular size?
    Thanks

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